Yahoo and Mashable Extend BOSS Mashable Challenge

Andres Ferrate, September 29th, 2008

Mashable and Yahoo! Search have extended the deadline for the BOSS Mashable Challenge. This contest, now running through October 5th, will award prizes to developers who create the best mashups with the Yahoo BOSS API. As many readers will recall from our earlier coverage on BOSS, the BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) platform lets developers build their own full-blown custom search applications on Yahoo’s index of the Internet, the same infrastructure that underlies Yahoo Search.

According to Mashable:

The BOSS Mashable Challenge pits developer against developer to compete for the grand prize of $2,000 and an article on Mashable about your winning entry. How do you win? Build a kickass mashup – search engine or any other Web app – using the BOSS API and any other data sources/technologies.

See the official contest site for the complete rules.

A number of interesting entries are already listed on the contest site including TuneChimp, which lets you discover music artists, listen to top tracks, learn more about them through videos, photos, bios, news, and lyrics. This mashup uses APIs including Yahoo Boss, and Flickr (and is today’s Mashup of the Day).

This contest is great news for developers who may already be in the process of developing mashups with the BOSS API (our Yahoo Boss API profile) or developers who are looking for an incentive to develop new mashups with the API.

We’re looking forward to seeing the winning mashups as well as more entries submitted for the contest. Stay tuned.

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